Cancer Screening: Brenda Branchflower

Brenda BranchflowerDiagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 Treatment team: Franciscan Cancer Center, Northwest Medical Specialties

“My mom had breast cancer so I’ve always been diligent about getting a mammogram once a year since age 40. My last mammogram found that I had a very aggressive, fast-growing cancer. I had chemotherapy, a lumpectomy and radiation. Now the cancer is completely gone and I’ll be monitored very closely for the next five years. Had I waited or skipped a year I probably wouldn’t have been a survivor because of the nature of the cancer I had. The mammogram was lifesaving.”